Our Men’s Residential Treatment Program
WestBridge opened The Commons in 2005. A historic home in the heart of downtown Manchester, NH was redesigned to create a home-like space that welcomes participants into a comfortable atmosphere for treatment and recovery of co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. We have since expanded our focus to include mental health specific treatment and substance use disorder prevention in response to community need.
The residence accommodates 12 adult men and features a spacious back yard, basketball court, and airy screened in porch. A full-time chef prepares healthy and delicious meals for our participants and provides instruction regarding nutrition and healthy eating.
Our utilization of evidence-based practices means we implement researched, proven care and treatment methods specific to helping men struggling with mental illness, with or without substance use.
These include Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Medication Management, Motivational Interviewing, Psychiatry, and more, all taking place in our modified therapeutic community settings.
The Commons provides structured days of recovery that include wellness-based gatherings and many other activities. Each resident regularly participates in individual, family, and group counseling. Participants are supported and learn to use community programs to aid in maintaining recovery.
Our caring professionals are on-site 24 hours per day, seven days per week to provide support, treatment intervention, encouragement, and monitoring.
The length of stay varies based on the individual. There is no maximum length of stay in any WestBridge program.
Clinical Areas of Assistance
Clinical Team Members are on-site to provide:
- Immediate feedback on what is working or not working
- Individual, family, and group counseling
- Family Education and Support
- 12-Step Recovery and Mutual Support
- Evidence-Based Practices, such as Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment (IDDT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Psychiatric and medication management
- Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment
- Substance Use Disorder Prevention (for men with mental health specific histories)
Transitioning into the Community
As participants make progress, we support them in becoming increasingly involved in community activities, including work, school, and volunteering. We also design an individualized transition plan with each participant that includes ongoing support from our Community Integration Program team and gradual movement towards an independence residence.
Community Integration Program (CIP)
How do we support our participants when they transition out of our Residential Program? WestBridge has an extensive program in Manchester, NH for men who live in in the community. Our Community Integration Program (CIP) is specifically designed to help adult men with co-occurring disorders thrive in their community while providing 360-degree wraparound care. Our CIP program is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team of Care Managers, Psychiatrists, Nurses, a Vocational Resource, and Mentors. Moreover, our team approach provides flexible, ongoing, and comprehensive support to men and their families.
CIP is based on the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model, an evidence-based practice that has been extensively researched and proven to work. Studies have shown that ACT services are very effective for people who have frequent episodes of severe symptoms that are difficult to manage or symptoms that never go away. ACT teams help reduce the number of hospital stays and increase one’s ability to remain active in their community.